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WISE AND OTHERWISE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 20 July 1917
WISE AND OTHERWISE. It was usat after the honeymoon, and Mr. Freshwed superintended the disposal of their first evening meal prepared by his young wife. "Say," he grumbled, as he glared, knife in hand, at a minute specimen of cookery for two; "what's the mat ter with the crust of this pie I It doesn't half cover it !" "'Why, dearest," answered the anxi ous young wife, as she came and gas ed at it, "I thought you'd be pleas ed! Your mother said you always liked the crest rather short !" A ydung clerk on his first visit to the metropolis thought to impress his friends by putting up at an ex pensive hotel, the charges of which were really more than he could a! ford, and he had therefore to econo mise in various ways to make ends meet. On one occasion he happened to be taling his midday meal on Ia seat in Hyde Park when a young man and his sister, friends of his. passed. The pretentious clerk bowed his head over ies sandwishes, hoping to escape re cognition, but the friend saw him and s...
LITTLE CAT. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 20 July 1917
LITTLE CAT. She was a pert flapper, and at the dinner party, she was take.inn by a young Scotsman who had a high op infon of his owin mental capacity. The talk turned on the subject of the Scot abroad. - "I've often heard," said the lady, "that' Scotsmen who leave their ·country are, generally speaking, much cleverer than those who stay at home." "Oh, yes I" replied the Scot, with an attempt at wit. "You' see; the' reason is that at every outlet there are persons stationed who examine all who pass, so that, for the honour of the cour.try, no one is allowed to leave who is not able to o uphold' his own and his country's dignity.'* "Oh, then," she said, with a bright smile, "you were smuggled, I soppose ?" In a private alttlng-room at a cer tain hotel sat a party of merpy makers, when there came a knock at the door, and an attendant announc ed : "The compliments of Mr. Blowers, the dramatic author, who is in the next room, and he says you are making so much nicse that he can not write...
POULTRY FARMING. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
POULTRY FARMING. When. as at the present time, so many persons hitherto inexperienced in poultry farming are taking up the business, the appearance of a wortk which gives detailed Information how to construct poultry houses and ap pliances is of the greatest interest to those engaged or about to engage in the industry. To make poultry farm ing profitable the haphazard method of letting the hens run wild and roost anywhere they pleased must be aban doned, and the present work, "Poul try Houses and Appliances." published by Casselis Ltd. at 1/7 post free, gives every information of the kind requir-: ed in detail. It contains chapters on the making of troughs, nest-boxes, trap-nests, hurdles, etc., anti gives de-i signs and working drawings for a large number of different types and styles of poultry houses-botih Inten sive and non-intensive--together with " full information on how to build them. The illustrations are numerous and so clear a§ almost to obviate in many cases- the necessi...
Absent-Mindedness. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
Absent-Mindedness. An interesting esent occurred in the household of a certain professor. The new arrival was announced by the nurse to the professor, who chanced at the time to be in his study, very much absorbed in ab struse calculation. "Professor," said the nurse very proudly, "it's a little boy!" The professor ,looked up half-un derstandingly. "Well," said he, "ask him what he wantst" Smith: How's everything at your house? - Brown: Oh. she's all right!
TOWNS UNSAFE TO LIVE IN. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
TOWNS UNSAFE TO LIVE IN. Scattered throughout Britain are a number of towns the inhabitants of which live in daily peril of being 'til! ed. One of the most famous of these is Northwich, in Cheshire, where it is by no means uncommon for a whole row of houses to suddenly come to the ground without warning. Unfortunately for itself, North wich stands upon the surface of a vast area of the finest salt obtain able, and thousands of tons of the mineral are dug from beneath the town every year. The weight of the masonry overhead has, therefore, caused the ground to subside, and many buildings have fallen to ruins. The foundations of Exeter are hol low from end to end. During the great Civil War the city was the scene of considerable fighting, and the defen ders undermined all the streets in the hope of being able to blow up the be siegers should they ever get beyond the gates. That the danger is no imnaginary one has been proved. from time to time, when houses have fallen into ruins withou...
Mrs. Banks Going Out. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
Mrs. Banks Going Out. - Mrs. Banks was just getting ready to go out while her patient husband waited in the doorway, watching her complete her toilet. By the extraor dinary contortions of her neck he con cluded that she was trying to get a glimpse of the back of her new alouse, and by the tense lines about her lips he concluded that her mouth was lull of pins. "Umph - goof - suff - wuff-sh tlspog?" she asked. "Yes, dear," he agreed. "It looks all right." "Outf - wun - so - gs - ph - mt-ugh-i?ht?" was the next re mark. "P'erhaps it would look. better if you did that," he nodded; "but it fits very nicely as it is." She gasped and emptied the pins .nto her hands. "I've asked you twice to raise the Jlinds so that I can get more light, fames!" she exclaimed. "Can't you understand plain English?"
TO REMOVE SIMPLE STAINS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
TO REMOVE SIMPLE STAINS. There are some stains which can not be removed by home treatment, but in the case of ordinary accidents, there are remedies which can be tried and are usually successful. Mildew on Linen.-This may be overcome by rubbing the stain with lemon juice, followed by salt, or by damping the part, soaping on both sides of the fabric, and spreading it on the grass to dry, the stained part being moistened from time to time. Two or three nights and days of ex posure to the air and sun are wonder fully successful in removing mildew. For mildew on other materials, a mixture of two tablespoonfuls of tur pentine and the juice of a lemon has often been used with good results. Tea stains on linen can be removed by rubbing glycerine on the material and leaving it for some hours, but as glycerine cannot be obtained for such a purpose, the next best thing is to use lemon juice and whiting, made in to a paste, and spread over the stain, leaving it to dry, and then rinsing in tepi...
A NOURISHING SOUP. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
A NOURISHING SOUP. Children who will not take oatmeal porridge will enjoy this, and, indeed, so will adults who are in need of a good strengthening diet. A small quantity can be made at first, and if the soup is liked a larger supply can of course be prepared on another oc casion :-Make about 1 pint of oat meal porridge, and then mix with it, very gradually, 1 quart of cold wa ter, a teaspoonful of salt, a finely minced onion, about a teacupful of minced carrot, and a seasoning of black pepper. Boil slowly for about a quarter of an hour, and then stir in a teaspoonful of beef extract. Stir well, and pass all through a fine sieve.
Between Two Evils. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
Between Two Evils. The minister of a Highland parish had a strong objection to allowing any stranger to occupy his pulpit, but one day a divinity student from Edin burgh, who was visiting some friends in the parish, called at the manse and asked the minister if he might be al lowed to preach on the following Sun day. The minister laid a hand gent ly on-his shoulder. "My dear young man," he said, "gin I let ye preach, and ye gle a better sermon than me my fowk wad never again be satisfied wI' my preaching; and gin ye're nae a better preacher than me ye're no' worth Ustening tae!"
VEGETABLE SHAPE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
VEGETABLE SHAPE. Here is a very nice way of serving vegetables which have been left over from a previous meal. Cabbage, pota toes. carrote, turnips, etc., are all chopped small together, and are ag ain chopped finely. A seasoning of salt and pepper is added, and, if lik ed, a teaspoonful of any nice sauce is sprinkled over, and the mixture is then pressed into a greased mould and baked in a quick oven until hot, then turned out and the surface.browned before the fire.
GARDENING LITERATURE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
GARDENING LITERATURE. " Of the books about gardening there is practically no end, and it would be unfair to say that any of them are absolutely worthless. Some of these manuals are, however, like the curate's-egg, only good In parts, anld, as unfortunately the people who use such books do not 'know what parts are unreliable, this Is a fatal defect Messrs. Cassell and Co., Ltd. are, however, on hand ivlth a selec tion of brightly-written. gardening books by an expert, aMr. H1. a. Thomas, editor of "The Gardener," that should prove of inestimable advantage . to amateurs whether they garden for profit or merely pleasure. The Begin ner's Gardening Book (10d. post free) is a compejdium of information re specting how to set out a garden, how to cultivate it whether for flowers. vegetables or fruits, that places the amateur gardener in a position to master the many difficulties that be set well-meaning ignorance. A large work by the same author, "Gardening, a Complete Guide," also from Cas...
Ladies' Column. ORANGE JELLY. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
Ladies' Column. ORANGE JELLY. 41b. of these.' 4 lemons, 51b sugar. Pare the rind thinly from six oran ges, and cut into slender strips. Boll these for half an hour in a pint of water. Remove rind, pith., and seeds from the other oranges and the le mons, and break up the pulp in three pints of water, and boil half an hour. Strain through a bag; add the strips and the water in which they boiled to this liquid, put into the preserving pan with the sugar, and boil all for thirty minutes, removing the scum as it rises. When done pour into pots.
LIGHTNING ARTISTS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
LIGHTNING ARTISTS. An editor one morning sent John Hassall the message : "Please send by return cartoon of Kitchener." "By return" naturally meant first post on the following morning ; but, im agine the editor's surprise when, on returning from lunch, !he foond the cartoon lying on his desk. The late Alfred Bryan possessed astonishing skill in producing rapid caricatures of actors, and Mr. Bernard Partridge can memorise an actor's features and reproduce them without having made a "note" of any kind. One of his ra pid th?.mb-nail sketches of .Mme. Jane Hading, done whilst watching her act, has been called "a masterpiece of faithful portraiture." In the realm of painting, however, no one has excel led the late Sir William Orchardson. He had only devised the mere outline of an elaborate picture when he learn ed that only two or three days re mained if he wished to submit his work to the Scottish Academy. Many artists would have required months to finish such a work ; but Sir. W. Or cha...
District News. Berwick News. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
District News. Berwick News. - At a meeting of the congregation of the Church of England, Berwick, held last Monday evening, an attrac tive schedule was arranged for the forthcoming flower show, which will be held about the middle of October next. Mr J. Cahill, who has been post master here for a lengthy period, has been transferred to Melbourne, and Miss Lister is now in charge. As Mr Cahill took an interest in local affairs his departure from the district will be regretted. A. violet service was held by the scholars of Christ Church on Sunday last. The church was simply but tastefully decorated. Despite the very dull and threatening weather, a large gathering of the parents and friends, interested in the Sunday school work, were present. The children, marching up the aisle with their pretty offering, was a most pleasing sight. When they had all reached their seats the table was loaded with flowers. The Rev. A. J._Cole gave a delightfully inter esting address on the work of plants ...
PENNILESS GENIUS. FAMOUS PERSONALITIES WHO HAVE STRENUOUSLY FOUGHT AGAINST HARD LUCK. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
PENNILESS GENIUS. FAMOUS PERSONALITIES WHO HAVE STRENUOUSLY FOUGHT AGAINST HARD LUCK. Being "hard-up," "broke." "stony,' is an experience through which some of the greatest men in history have had to pass. Men who have swayed millions, rul ed continents, commanded mighty ar mies, have not always been blessed with money. Hard cash was the one thing which in his early days, Napoleon could not lay hand on, and the same may be said of Marshal Soult, who, long be fore he became Duke of Dalmatia, was often without a penny. Nor was his great comrade-in-arms, the heroic Ney, any better off when in his youth he donned the uniform of a private soldier. We do not know for certain whether Columbus ever carried his coat to the pawn shop, but the miseries of a dungeon were certainly not the only ones which tried his noble heart, his pocket often being as empty as that of Dick Whittington during his me morable pilgrimage to "the smoke." Owing to poverty Dickens had the dickens of a time as a boy, ...
PENALTIES FOR MARRYING. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
PENALTIES FOR 'MARRYING. Matrimony is considered a punish able offence in some communities. These circles of society are small, but their edicts are strong. The larger community, if it takes cognisance of a man's single state, usually imposes a fine for not getting married, as in Argentina. where bachelorhood re quires the payment of a tax to the Government. But in certain circles marriage is regarded as an offence. At Oxford University, for instance, a fellow of All Souls' College forfeits his fellow ship if he takes to himself a wife while he is supposed to be studying the classics. He not only must pay a penalty, but he must present his college a memorial in the shape of a silver cup, on which is inscribed the words, "Descendit in matrimonium." (He backslid into matrimony.) The Bachelors' Club ostracizes members who forget themselves so far as to marry. Instant expulsion is the punishment for this offence. The offenders must leave the company of the bachelors for ever. As an act ...
Koo-wee-rup. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
Koo-wee-rup. The Gippsland and Northern Co operative Company has arranged to erect a large produce shed here. The timber is on the ground, and a number of men are now employed in preparing the ground for the building. The contract for the structure has been let, and the work is to be taken in hand at once. Good progress is being made by the men engaged in clearing in connection with the Kooweerup and Cardinia drainage schemes. Three gangs are employed. A meeting is to be held here next Monday evening to discuss the proposal to form a fourth riding for the Shire of Cranbourne. Probably some definite steps will be decided upon. The new Church of England is near ing completion. The building is a very attractive and serviceable one, and should meet the requirements of the district for some years to come, Messrs J. Colvin and Sons have erected a nice brick dwelling for Mr Albert Woddmason. This and the new church are tue first two buildings in Koowerup to have tiled roofs.
GREAT BATTLES OF THE WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
GREAT BATTLES OF THE WORLD. -+-~----- Battles involving immense slaugh ter have been fought in recent years, but past records reveal even more serious carnage. In the wars of the French Revolution and those of Na poleon, which surged backward and forward over Europe from 1793 to 1815, it is estimated that the French lost two millions in killed alone. In nine of the battles in which Napo leon himself took part, the losses were as follows: Killed Men and Battle. engaged. W'nd'd Austerlitz ... 1805 148,000 25,000 Jena ...... 1806 98,000 17,000 Friedlard ... ... 1807 142,000 34,000 Eckmuhl ...... 1809 145,000 15,000 Wagram ...... 1809 370,000 44,000 Borodino ... ... 1812 263,000 75,000 Leipzig ...... 1813 440,000 92,000 Waterloo ...... 1815 170,000 42,000 In the Peninsular War, England left fifty thousand dead and the French a quarter of a million behind them in Spain. At Salamanica we; lost 15 per cent of our troops, and at Al buera 65 per cent. In the Crimea the total losses of Russia...